Whitley Academy partly leads the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance. We recruit and train new entrants to the teaching profession, identify leadership potential, and provide support for schools across the West Midlands, to transform outcomes for young people, and bring about positive social change.
In total, our Teaching School Alliance is led by three outstanding schools, all of which are designated National Teaching Schools: RSA Academy Arrow Vale, in Redditch; Holyhead School, in Birmingham; and us, Whitley Academy, in Coventry. We also work in partnership with the RSA, and with secondary and primary schools across the region, driving action research projects, undertaking innovations in teaching, and optimising the talents and commitment of our staff to develop creative ways of providing education.
Our training provision lasts for one academic year (September – July), during which time you will undertake two high quality school placements across our Teaching School Alliance. You will also enjoy a bespoke programme of training developed and delivered by our Alliance Schools and University partners. Our Initial Teacher Training programmes have been designed to build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner.
We strongly believe in school-led training, because we can recruit high calibre trainees and support them to become the very best practitioners and in turn transform students’ outcomes through challenging and stimulating teaching. We provide one-to-one support and access to a comprehensive and tailored CPD package, which will ensure you are fully supported during your training year and your professional development.
Visit the RSA Academies' Teaching School Alliance website for further details on initial teacher training.
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